Articles tagged Prime Minister:

Sunak: Seventeen days to save Britain

  • 31 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak has been Prime Minister for six days, not even one full week, and already it seems an eternity. He inherited a political shambles and an economic disaster. Under both his immediate predecessors the government had been careering around like a dodgem car with no-one ...

The new Prime Minister must instil confidence and economic competence immediately

  • 4 Sep 2022

Barring some enormous upset, Liz Truss will today become the new leader of the Conservative Party. Tomorrow she will travel to Balmoral and be appointed Prime Minister by the Queen. Political power is always fluid and since it became clear weeks ago that Truss was going to win...

Boris’s Autumn Reshuffle

  • 17 Sep 2021

For a while now it has been clear that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been frustrated by the continuing impact of the virus. His whole political agenda and the nation’s finances have been bent out of shape in the effort to contain and combat it. Barely two years have p...

Are Boris’s critics too grand to stand?

  • 25 May 2021

If you go and visit Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory a rather sorry sight will greet you. The great ship stands proudly in her dry-dock but is currently without her towering masts. She is a shadow of her former self as she undergoes a stem to stern renovation. Boris Johnson’s opp...

2020 is done we must look ahead to 2021

  • 30 Dec 2020

“We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead.”   Winston Churchill’s words to the nation at the end of the 1945 war in Europe. As Parliament approves the EU (Future Relationship) Bill so Boris...

MPs need to settle down and put their support behind the government

  • 30 Nov 2020

Eighty years ago, From the 7 September 1940 to 11 May 1941, London and several other major British cities were subjected to intense bombing. The bombing was specifically targeted at civilians and it came to be known as The Blitz. In the nearly six years of the war this period ...

Crexit: only Boris can lead Britain out of the virus lockdown

  • 18 Apr 2020

Dominic Raab, and the medical boffins who accompanied him, came to the No 10 podium to deliver a sombre message. Three more weeks of confinement were necessary, he said, and would not give any hint of rule relaxation to come.  The boffins nodded sagely beside him. Our focus...

Whitehall is in for a shake-up but will it go far enough?

  • 23 Dec 2019

Government is responsible for the provision and delivery of a range of services, directly or indirectly, on a scale no business or charity has to deal with. It is the provider and guardian of our safety and health of last resort. We rely, often unthinkingly, on government to d...

British business needs a fresh approach to the new Tory government

  • 19 Dec 2019

Boris Johnson’s huge General Election victory is good news from the perspective of the political stability that business needs to succeed. The UK government will now continue to be a strong supporter of innovation and enterprise. The principles of the free market and free flow...

Get ready for the Boris revolution

  • 19 Dec 2019

In 2005 Boris Johnson came to Great Yarmouth where I was the parliamentary candidate. I went to pick him up and take him to the event we had planned. He was accompanied by a journalist who was following him around collecting material for a profile they were writing. Sitting in...